- Birthday19th Apr, 87
- Birth PlaceRussia
- Marital statusSingle
- It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content.
- I'm always that annoying person that pulls out the camera in the middle of dinner and starts taking candids.
- I still love things that you don't even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.
- If you're able to help some people and make them smile and make them realize that life is good, then that's worth so much more than buying a pair of shoes.
- There are so many roads you can take that will lead you the wrong way, that nobody will hear your name.
Did you know?
- She is ranked World No. 7 by the Womens Tennis Association (WTA) and is the top Russian player as of May 12, 2014.
- She has won 31 WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles.
- She became the world no. 1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, and last held the ranking for the fifth time for four weeks from June 11, 2012 to July 8, 2012
- She won an Olympic silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics.
- She was named one of the "30 Legends of Womens Tennis: Past, Present and Future" by Time, and in March 2012 was named one of the "100 Greatest of All Time" by Tennis Channel.
Family & relationships
- Sasha" Vujačić
- Grigor Dimitrov
Longboat key mansion
Russian tennis superstar, Maria Sharapova, spent around $2.6 million to buy a home in southwest Florida. She had earned millions of dollars even she has turned 20!
Location: The house is located at Longboat Key which is a barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico.
Accommodation: It is a two-storied Mediterranean-style home which has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. The house also features a fireplace and a swimming pool.
Features: The house spans across two floors and it looks more like a mansion. The design of the house is Mediterranean.
Neighborhood: The Longboat Key area has a fair share of celebrities and the present residents include Maria Sharapova, Charlie Maxwell, Frank Mockler and Lee Scott.
The Russian tennis star is a big fan of Range Rover since the age of 18. The Range Rover is a premium SUV that boasts of superior on-road performance and truly luxurious amenities. The car is powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that delivers 510hp of power. There is also a six speed automatic transmission complemented by manual shift control. The car is fitted with the revolutionary Dynamic Response suspension that promises better agility for the car in curvy roads and where there are sharp corners. The usual safety features are in place with airbags and electronic cash-prevention aids. The interiors of car are luxurious with premium leather seats and visually appealing interiors. However, the backseat of the car can only seat 2 persons.
Porsche 911 Carrera
The Porsche 911 Carrera is one of Sharapova’s favorite cars and she is frequently spotted driving a white model. She was gifted the £80000 car after winning the 2012 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix. The car has very spacious interiors and the seats are covered with high end leather. It features an electric power steering and an improved suspension system. The 3400cc engine delivers a power of 350 bhp. It utilizes a seven speed manual transmission system and is extremely fuel efficient. This beauty is capable of a top speed of 285 km/hour and can zoom to 100 km/hour in 4.6 seconds.
Maria Sharapova was seen holidaying with her boyfriend Sasha Vujačić in the beautiful city of Udine, Italy.They actually visited there to attend the marriage ceremony of Sasha's friend and ended up spending some additional fun filled days in this small scenic town.
Location: Udine is located in the north-eastern part of Italy. It is situated in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Udine's location is just at the middle of this region, between Adriatic Sea and Alps.The city's distance from Slovenian border is less than 40 km. It is also the capital city of Friuli.
Accommodation: The city of Udine features superb accommodation options in terms of comfort and facility. Some of the best hotels in Udine are Astoria Hotel Italia, Ambassador Palace , Albergo al Vecchio Tram, Allegria, Clocchiatti Next, Principe, Residenza al Teatro , and Là Di Moret.
Main Attractions: Udine may well be a small city, but there are plenty of historical landmarks and beautiful attractions to view. Although construction continued for several centuries, but this place is surely a historical one to visit. In the center of Udine, a 16th century Castle built by Venetians, is located. Palazzo Patriarcale, used as a prison by Austrians during 16th century, is a popular historical landmark. Among the other notable landmarks of Udine are Santa Maria della Purità Cathedral (16th century), Town Hall (14th century, Clock Tower (15th century), and two botanical gardens (orto botanico friulano & parco botanico friulano "Cormor").Apart from touring the city, indulging in some sports activity like golfing, horse riding, and bowling can also be done in this historic Italian city. And to rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul, avail spa sessions in some of the best health clubs and hotels available in Udine.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
The tennis player sincerely supports the Great Ormond Street Hospital by donating huge sums from her earnings. This charity treats more than hundreds and thousands of patients every year. In particular they concentrate on providing the best possible medical care to children who are suffering from rare, difficult to treat and dangerous life threatening diseases. GOSHCC raises around 20 million every year thereby increasing the funds of the National Health Service. With help coming in from all quarters it strives to help thousands of needy children.
United Nations Development Programme
Sharapova is the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. The main aim of this organization is to attempt to connect the countries for gaining more experience and knowledge in order to help people build a better future. With 166 countries supporting them for national and inter-national challenges they get support from different partners to help people from every sphere of life to withstand crises and sustain the growth improving the quality of life for everyone. Sporting a global perspective it also supports empowering the lives of each and every person hence helping to build strong nations.
Variety - The Children’s Charity
She donates her time, resources and energy to support this charity. It works to make a positive impact on the lives of children. It is located in every part of the U.S. Local corporate businessmen along with many women haling from movie and theater backgrounds help to support children from every community. Gradually it was found that the children wanted to be members of their own communities but one thing hampering their ambition was lack of access which could only be available to them by modern technology. The main aim was to make sure that they get the required help.
The player fully supports the charity “Soles 4Souls” by giving her time and part of her earnings to this organization. It is a Nashville based charity which collects shoes from the go-downs of the footwear companies and from common people to distribute them for free to needy people belonging to any caste or religion. Since 2005, this organization has given more than 10 million pairs of both old and new pair of shoes to over 125 countries such as Nepal, Kenya and Thailand. Support from many electronic media channels like ABC, FOX, BBC and CNN have also been a great help for the tsunami stricken people in Asia.
Alexander McQueen Suede Horn-Heel Platform Pumps
At the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party, Maria Sharapova was wearing a Alexander McQueen Suede Horn-Heel Platform Pumps. The shoes have a 140mm heel and covered platform. The leather lining is a standout feature of this shoe along with the padded insole. The shoes have been conceptualized by Alexander McQueen who is an English fashion designer.
Nike Maria Sharapova Cross Court Statement Women’s Tennis Dress
In one of her game tournaments, Maria Sharapova was spotted wearing the Cross Court Statement Women's Tennis dress. It is basically a body-shaping fit and is highly recommended for tennis players as they are lightweight and breathable. The side split hem ensures that there is increased ventilation.
Yves Saint Laurent ( YSL) Large Muse Two Top Handle Bag in Suede
Maria carries a Yves Saint Laurent large Muse Two Top Handle Bag in croco embossed Suede. The bag has an outside flat pocket, brass hardware and a double compartment inside the bag. The bag can be carried in hand or one can just sling it over the shoulder. This Italian bag has been designed by YSL, the luxury fashion house. In Spring 2013 collections this famous brand will undergo a name change and it will be known as Saint Laurent Paris.
Apple iPod Touch
The tennis player uses an Apple Inc music player in the form of Apple iPod Touch. The device has a front facing camera and has support for 72p video recording through the back camera. There is a 1GHz A 4 chip but it does not run at 1 GHz as it has been downclocked to 600mhz. The iPod Touch is a revolutionary product from Apple Inc, the American multinational corporation. The company is world famous for its Macintosh line of personal computers and the iPod line of media players.